The winners have been announced in the Jersey Festival of Words Writing Competition sponsored by Oakglen Wealth.
The judges with all winners of the JFOW Writing Competition 2023 – photo courtesy of the JEP.
The competition is held annually as part of the local festival and is sponsored by Oakglen Wealth and the Jersey Evening Post (JEP). Categories spanned poetry, flash fiction and short stories.
Oakglen Wealth’s Investment Director William Lamond said: “The calibre of entries was exceptional, they were a pleasure to read and I enjoyed the wonderful array of literature. We are exceptionally lucky to have such talented individuals on the island.”
“Oakglen Wealth was delighted to sponsor the competition as well as Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s visit. The evening with Simon was very enjoyable and well received. The Festival attracted record entries and ticket sales which is fantastic.”
The Festival of Words Writing Competition winners received their prizes and certificates in a special ceremony at the Arts Centre at the end of the festival.
You can read all of the winning entries here in the Jersey Evening Post.
9-13 years Winner – Ava Steel
2nd – Verity Smith
3rd – Izabela Wolanski
14-16 years Winner – Craig Richards
Adult Winner – Yvonne Heavey
2nd – Ellen Baker
9-13 years Winner – Iris Journeaux
2nd – Poppy Muirhead
3rd – George Perkins
14-16 Winner – Craig Richards
2nd – Adam Benson
3rd – Elijah Bisson
17 and above Winner – Geraint Jennings
2nd – Juliette Hart
3rd – Elliot Moignard
Oakglen Wealth would like to congratulate each and every one of the competition winners. Well done everyone for your hard work and fantastic submissions – all the best for your writing futures!